It's been a busy fall here at DZP!! For me it's always fun to a have a streak of shoots back to back, it keeps me on my toes, keeps my work fresh and inspires me. Fall is always an incredibly busy time for engagement and portrait sessions and for the past several weeks I've been met with back to back shoots. As a photographer it's been a wonderful pace and it's been great to work, but as a Mom and Wife I have to be careful of not becoming so busy that I loose sight of what really is important.
Being busy can sometimes be worn as a badge of honor, a bragging right of sorts. And I'll admit that I've fallen into this trap more than once. It's tempting to view being busy as a sign of success. And while being busy with work is not bad in of itself, it certainly needs to be tempered with a WHY, a reason behind it all. Does that make sense?
I've been really blessed this fall with a very busy schedule for DZP. But I've also managed to make time for family and our loved ones too. Looking back over the past few months I can't help but smile and have an overwhelming sense of gratitude. This season of life, this toddler stage, is just so amazingly fun. I mean Jonathan just brings so much life, to LIFE! I love watching him experience this world, and in turn he helps me to see things anew. I thank God every day for giving me the honor of being his Mom! We've made some incredible memories together as a family, I'll cherish them always.
Ok so what does this have to do with North Shore Doings?! Well the fall on the North Shore is truly special and offers LOTS of fun things to do, the biggest of which being the Topsfield Fair. Just one town over, going to the Fair has been a part of the fall for much of my life. This year we had the chance to share that with Dave's family, and despite being sick with the flu, we had a great time! There's lots of fun to share, so I'll get onto the pictures!First up on our family adventures was the Topsfield Fair parade...Jonathan LOVED all the firetrucks!!Also we decided to put his hair into a mohawk while we could... it was wild hair!The following weekend we headed to the Fair with Dave's family for some special cousin time!Love that face:)Running out some extra energy:)Love these two so much!! Miracle babies:)At the fair we purchased a tiny Christmas Tree sapling and planted it with my parents in our yard! If you've been to the blog around Christmas, you know how special Christmas Trees are to our family:).Then we had to have a quick photo shoot before his first hair cut!My handsome boy:)Jonathan's First Hair Cut!! He did SO good, though the cheesy puffs probably didn't hurt either;):).Waving at himself in the mirror...ha!Tickles!!